• 24Jan

    The world is undergoing a serious financial crisis. The car industry has not been spared as evident in the recent revelation that even luxury carmaker Porsche has experienced a decrease in sales. Porsche officially revealed in statement that they have been having a hard time keeping up their sales since March. Also earlier this year, they have already experienced 27% decrease in their sales.

    Among the wide array of Porsche models, the Boxster was hit by nearly 60% decrease in sales despite the fact that it has been remodeled recently.

    In order to remedy the damage and improve sales, Porsche is planning to make a cheaper base model for the Boxster. If the reports push through, new Boxster would get the same Audi TTS engine.

    2010 Porsche Boxster Facelift

    The existing Boxster model carries a six-cylinder engine with 255hp and 213lb-ft of torque. If the Audi TT(R)S engine finds its way into the new base Boxster, it would give an extra 20hp and another 44lb-ft of torque. It would also give the new Boxster a cheaper price tag.

    Audi TTS RoadsterAuto Motor and Sports reported that introduction of the TTS engine to the Boxster has been raised during the Audi-Porsche meeting. Once Porsche gives the go signal, perhaps the cheaper version of Boxster would rake in new buyers. At present, the cheapest Boxster is sold at approximately €46,500 in Europe. With the TTS engine in place, it could go as low as €40,000.

    Unfortunately, the conflict between Porsche and Audi purists could be an obstacle for the new Boxster. There are also reports saying the Porsche is planning to add another roaster below the Boxster range.

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